A D ring is a ring shaped like the letter D.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
While researching the best way to hang my mirror, I found D rings are used in a multitude of ways and come in many different sizes and materials.
What does a D ring do?
- Hang pictures: D rings (also known as “strap hangers”) can be used to hang pictures.
- Horseback-riding: On some saddles, D rings are used to hang things off the saddle.
- Rope work: A type of carabiner shaped like a D is called a D ring. Generally, these are used in rope work like rope climbing, window cleaning, ballooning, sailing, etc.
How to hang a mirror with D rings?
D-rings can be used in a few ways to hang mirrors and pictures.
Here’s how I used 2 D rings to hang an IKEA Stockholm mirror without drilling or screwing into the mirror frame:
Here’s another way to install D rings on the back of your mirror. You’ll need to screw into the mirror frame with this approach.
What is a D ring made of?
D rings can be made of a variety of materials. The choice of materials depends on its application. Plastics like nylon could suffice for light-duty usage. For heavier duty usage, steel is used.
What are strap hangers?
Strap hanger is another term for D rings used to hang pictures, mirrors, etc. If you’re searching online for D rings to hang pictures, you’ll get better results searching for strap hangers.